FamilyFarmed is a non-profit organization committed to expanding the production, marketing and distribution of locally grown and responsibly produced food, in order to enhance the social, economic, and environmental health of our communities.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a food subscription service that allows you to purchase locally and seasonally as part of a farm share. It is a great way to support local farmers.
The 2015 Chicagoland CSA Guide contains grower/producer-only CSAs that serve the greater Chicago area. On the back page there is a listing of meat CSAs and other stand-alone options.
FamilyFarmed collaborates each season with The Local Beet, who produces a searchable CSA Guide online. The Local Beet’s guide contains both grower/producer CSA farms and companies that deliver year-round by supplementing from non-local sources. This guide may help you narrow down your choices once you’ve identified some farms that suit your needs.
Additional Resources for Finding Local Foods